What the hell is up with my terminal ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by steve.balderson, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. steve.balderson macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
  2. lancestraz macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2005
    When you go to "System Preferences>Sharing" does your computer have a name?
  3. steve.balderson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    yes it does

    yes it does, although the entire page shows this

  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Did you download a pirated copy of iWork lately? :rolleyes:

    The sharing screen would suggest it's a problem with your router, but I don't think that would explain the problem with the Terminal. Still, just to make sure I'd probably try disconnecting the computer from the router (and the internet all together) and rebooting while it's disconnected.
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I've seen something like that where I work. If the IP address given to the Mac reverse-lookups to a DNS name, that DNS name (even if it's different from the Mac's actual hostname) will show up in the terminal. Happens on some Linux boxes here too.

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